Porsche is highlighting the 2015 convertible season by unveiling the new
Boxster Spyder at the New York Auto Show.
The new top model of the Boxster range retains the unique character of the previous Spyder. For example, the classic roadster top is still opened and closed by hand, and the Boxster Spyder is only available with a manual transmission, benefiting both weight savings and driver enjoyment.
Staying true to roadster DNA, the Boxster Spyder offers a traditional sports-car driving experience. This includes a firm sport suspension with a 20-mm lower ride height, brakes taken from the 911 Carrera S, more direct steering, and a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with an output of 375 hp. It is the lightest model of the current Boxster line, and the most powerful Boxster to date. Taking only 4.3 seconds to sprint from 0 to 60 mph, the Boxster Spyder has a top track speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
The design of the 2016 Boxster Spyder includes two prominent streamliners that extend down along the sweeping rear lid behind the headrests - as a tribute to the 718 Spyder from the 1960s. The manually operated, lightweight top is suitable for everyday use with an electric clasp, while bringing to mind roadsters from the past. The fins that stretch back from the top to the rear lend the vehicle's silhouette its characteristic design. The front and rear fascia's also are unique to the Boxster Spyder, and an air outlet is located in front of the forward luggage compartment.
The interior of the new Spyder creates an atmosphere that elicits a feeling of pure driving pleasure, according to Porsche. The driver and passenger sit in standard Sport Seats Plus, while the new steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm (compared to 370 mm in other Boxster models) helps ensure the mid-engine roadster can be driven precisely and with great agility.
In line with the model's traditional roadster character, neither a radio nor an air conditioner is included as standard equipment in order to reduce weight. However, both can be ordered as optional equipment at no cost.
The new Boxster Spyder will be launched in the U.S. market in October and can now be ordered at dealerships.